Leona:I want to live close to downtown. We can get everywhere on foot and walk to most amenities.
利昂娜:我想住的离市中心近些 。这样我们就可以走着去任何地方并且很方便就能到各种便利设施 。
Jeremy:Downtown is always bustling and noisy, and the crime rate is really high.
I'd rather have proximity to parks and open spaces.
Leona:If we lived downtown, we wouldn't have to worry about commute time and traffic.
I could walk to work and you could take public transportation.
Jeremy:That's true, but there aren't any good schools near downtown.
Leona:Hello, we don't have any kids.
Jeremy:Not yet. I want to settle down somewhere for a while, not move every couple of years.
杰里米:确实还没有 。我想要在个地方安定下来,几年都不动 。
Leona:Is that why you want to live in the suburbs? The suburbs have no character.
Everything is cookie-cutter.
Jeremy:That's not true.
Leona:Downtown has character and it's close to nightlife.
Jeremy:That's less important to me than a place in a quiet neighborhood.
Imagine lounging in the backyard or taking a walk in the park.
We can raise our kids in a close-knit community.
Leona:I think you're planning for a family that we don't have.
1.open spaces 空地
2.public transportation 公共交通
3.settle down 安定